Jas Warren, CTUL member and leader on 38th and Chicago was on the frontline of protests last summer demanding justice for George Floyd, spoke out to fund community over cops in Minneapolis during the city budget hearings, and works with the youth in the community. Jas reflects on her experiences from last summer:
“The protests last summer were a rollercoaster of emotions. We were at the protests giving out masks, we were putting out fires, and police still targeted us. I was out there protesting for good but was targeted as bad.
I went to CTUL’s Leadership School where we learned about how to mediate between people, how to communicate, even if we were from different backgrounds, we had to find common ground and that’s what matters the most for safety. Solidarity is what keeps us safe. It helps us build more sense of community and understanding.”